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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345286/cyclooxygenase-2-expression-is-induced-by-celecoxib-treatment-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-is-transferred-to-neighbor-cells-via-exosomes
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Jayoung Kim, Seung-Woo Hong, Seonghan Kim, Daejin Kim, Dae Young Hur, Dong-Hoon Jin, Bomi Kim, Yeong Seok Kim
Lung cancer is one of most common types of cancer worldwide. Lung cancer results in a death higher rate each year compared to colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. Celecoxib is a selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX‑2), an enzyme of which the expression is induced by various stimuli, such as inflammation. In addition, celecoxib triggers COX-2 loading on exosomes. Exosomes are small vesicles composed of a lipid bilayer membrane and are found in most biological fluids, such as blood breast milk and urine...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341619/a-new-folate-grafted-chitosan-derivative-to-improve-the-delivery-of-paclitaxel-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-for-lung-tumour-therapy-by-inhalation
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Remi Rosiere, Matthias Van Woensel, Michel Gelbcke, Véronique Mathieu, Julien Hecq, Thomas Mathivet, Marjorie Vermeersch, Pierre G Van Antwerpen, Karim Amighi, Nathalie Wauthoz
Inhaled chemotherapy for the treatment of lung tumours requires that drug delivery systems improve selectivity for cancer cells and tumour penetration and allow sufficient lung residence. To this end, we developed solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) with modified surface properties. We successfully synthesized a new folate-grafted copolymer of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and chitosan, F-PEG-HTCC, with a PEG-graft ratio of 7% and a molecular weight range of 211-250 kDa. F-PEG-HTCC-coated, paclitaxel-loaded SLN were prepared with an encapsulation efficiency, mean diameter and zeta potential of about 100%, 250 nm and +32 mV, respectively...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337265/99mtc-vinorelbine-tartrate-loaded-spherulites-lung-disposition-study-in-sprague-dawley-rats-by-gamma-scintigraphy
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Rahul Dhande, Amit Tyagi, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Hetal Thakkar
Vinorelbine Tartrate (VLB) is the first line chemotherapeutic agent for treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, whose non-specific distribution causes unwanted side effects. The aim of the present investigation was to formulate VLB loaded spherulites intended for targeting the lung. Spherulites were composed of Soyabean Phosphatidylcholine (SPC), Cholesterol (Chol), Potassium oleate and Mannitol. Lipid film prepared using SPC, Chol and Potassium oleate, was dispersed in aqueous phase comprising Mannitol and VLB, followed by controlled shearing and extrusion...
January 11, 2018: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337216/in-vitro-lung-epithelial-cell-transport-and-anti-interleukin-8-releasing-activity-of-liposomal-ciprofloxacin
#4
Ruba S Darweesh, Masahiro Sakagami
As a promising long-acting inhaled formulation, liposomal ciprofloxacin (Lipo-CPFX) was characterized in the in vitro human lung epithelial Calu-3 cell monolayer system, compared to ciprofloxacin in solution (CPFX). Its modulated absorptive transport and uptake, and sustained inhibitory activity against induced pro-inflammatory interleukin-8 (IL-8) release were examined. The absorptive transport and uptake kinetics for Lipo-CPFX and CPFX were determined at 0.1-50 mg/ml in the Transwell system. The Lipo-CPFX transport was then challenged for mechanistic exploration via cell energy depletion, a reduced temperature, endocytosis and/or lipid fusion inhibition, and addition of excess non-loaded liposomes...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337043/membrane-permeable-rab27a-is-a-regulator-of-the-acrosome-reaction-role-of-geranylgeranylation-and-guanine-nucleotides
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Matías A Bustos, Ornella Lucchesi, María C Ruete, Claudia N Tomes
The acrosome reaction is the regulated exocytosis of mammalian sperm's single secretory granule, essential for fertilization. It relies on small GTPases, the cAMP binding protein Epac, and the SNARE complex, among other components. Here, we describe a novel tool to investigate Rab27-related signaling pathways: a hybrid recombinant protein consisting of human Rab27A fused to TAT, a cell penetrating peptide. With this tool, we aimed to unravel the connection between Rab3, Rab27 and Rap1 in sperm exocytosis and to deepen our understanding about how isoprenylation and guanine nucleotides influence the behaviour of Rab27 in exocytosis...
January 11, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327307/nucleoside-lipid-based-nanocarriers-for-sorafenib-delivery
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Sebastien Benizri, Ludivine Ferey, Bruno Alies, Naila Mebarek, Gaelle Vacher, Ananda Appavoo, Cathy Staedel, Karen Gaudin, Philippe Barthélémy
Although the application of sorafenib, a small inhibitor of tyrosine protein kinases, to cancer treatments remains a worldwide option in chemotherapy, novel strategies are needed to address the low water solubility (< 5 μM), toxicity, and side effects issues of this drug. In this context, the use of nanocarriers is currently investigated in order to overcome these drawbacks. In this contribution, we report a new type of sorafenib-based nanoparticles stabilized by hybrid nucleoside-lipids. The solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) showed negative or positive zeta potential values depending on the nucleoside-lipid charge...
January 11, 2018: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325475/investigation-of-the-mechanisms-of-genkwa-flos-hepatotoxicity-by-a-cell-metabolomics-strategy-combined-with-serum-pharmacology-in-hl-7702-liver-cells
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Zhipeng Wang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Quanli Liu, Linjia Sun, Mingming Lv, Peipei Yu, Xiaohui Chen
1. To investigate Genkwa Flos hepatotoxicity, a cell metabolomics strategy combined with serum pharmacology was performed on human HL-7702 liver cells in this study. 2. Firstly, cell viability and biochemical indicators were determined and the cell morphology was observed to confirm the cell injury and develop a cell hepatotoxicity model. Then, with the help of cell metabolomics based on UPLC-MS, the Genkwa Flos group samples were completely separated from the blank group samples in the score plots and seven upregulated as well as two down-regulated putative biomarkers in the loading plot were identified and confirmed...
January 11, 2018: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318970/physicochemical-characterization-and-skin-permeation-of-cationic-transfersomes-containing-the-synthetic-peptide-pnpp-19
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Flavia De Marco Almeida, Carolina Nunes Silva, Savia Caldeira de Araujo Lopes, Daniel Moreira Santos, Fernanda Silva Torres, Felipe Lima Cardoso, Patricia Massara Martinelli, Elizabeth Ribeiro da Silva, Maria Elena de Lima, Lucas Antonio Ferreira Miranda, Monica Cristina Oliveira
BACKGROUND: PnPP-19 is a 19-amino-acid synthetic peptide previously described as a novel drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the physicochemical properties of cationic transfersomes containing PnPP-19 and the skin permeation of free PnPP-19 and PnPP-19-loaded transfersomes. METHOD: Three different liposomal preparation methods were evaluated. Cationic transfersomes contained egg phosphatidyl choline: stearylamine (9:1 w/w) and Tween 20 (84...
January 8, 2018: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313392/improved-intestinal-absorption-of-paclitaxel-by-mixed-micelles-self-assembled-from-vitamin-e-succinate-based-amphiphilic-polymers-and-their-transcellular-transport-mechanism-and-intracellular-trafficking-routes
#9
Xiaoyou Qu, Yang Zou, Chuyu He, Yuanhang Zhou, Yao Jin, Yunqiang Deng, Ziqi Wang, Xinru Li, Yanxia Zhou, Yan Liu
To ensure that antitumor drugs can be effectively transported across intestinal barrier and then quickly released in tumor cells, mixed polymeric micelles (Mix-PMs) were designed and fabricated by combining poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)-vitamin E succinate (PEOz-VES) with TPGS1000 for enhancing intestinal absorption of paclitaxel. PEOz-VES exhibited an extremely low critical micelle concentration and negligible cytotoxicity. The Mix-PMs were characterized to have about 20 nm in diameter, uniform spherical morphology, high drug-loading content and sustained drug release profile with a retained pH-sensitivity...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312812/characterization-and-toxicity-of-citral-incorporated-with-nanostructured-lipid-carrier
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Noraini Nordin, Swee Keong Yeap, Nur Rizi Zamberi, Nadiah Abu, Nurul Elyani Mohamad, Heshu Sulaiman Rahman, Chee Wun How, Mas Jaffri Masarudin, Rasedee Abdullah, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen
The nanoparticle as a cancer drug delivery vehicle is rapidly under investigation due to its promising applicability as a novel drug delivery system for anticancer agents. This study describes the development, characterization and toxicity studies of a nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC) system for citral. Citral was loaded into the NLC using high pressure homogenization methods. The characterizations of NLC-citral were then determined through various methods. Based on Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) analysis, NLC-Citral showed a spherical shape with an average diameter size of 54...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310467/improved-anticancer-effects-of-epigallocatechin-gallate-using-rgd-containing-nanostructured-lipid-carriers
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Hamed Hajipour, Hamed Hamishehkar, Saeed Nazari Soltan Ahmad, Siamak Barghi, Nazila Fathi Maroufi, Ramezan Ali Taheri
The global burden of cancer have encouraged oncologists to develop novel strategies for treatment. Present study was proposed to develop Arginyl-glycyl-aspartic acid (RGD)-containing nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) as a delivery system for improving the anticancer capability of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on breast cancer cell line by attaching to integrin superfamily on cancer cells. For this purpose, RGD-containing EGCG-loaded NLC were prepared by hot homogenization technique and characterized by different techniques...
January 8, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306077/the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-hectd1-is-involved-in-abca1-mediated-cholesterol-export-from-macrophages
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Shereen M Aleidi, Alryel Yang, Laura J Sharpe, Geetha Rao, Blake J Cochran, Kerry-Anne Rye, Maaike Kockx, Andrew J Brown, Ingrid C Gelissen
The ABC lipid transporters, ABCA1 and ABCG1, are essential for maintaining lipid homeostasis in cells such as macrophages by exporting excess cholesterol to extracellular acceptors. These transporters are highly regulated at the post-translational level, including protein ubiquitination. Our aim was to investigate the role of the E3 ubiquitin ligase HECTD1, recently identified as associated with ABCG1, on ABCG1 and ABCA1 protein levels and cholesterol export function. Here, we show that HECTD1 protein is widely expressed in a range of human and murine primary cells and cell lines, including macrophages, neuronal cells and insulin secreting β-cells...
January 3, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301146/a-self-microemulsifying-formulation-of-oxyresveratrol-prevents-amyloid-beta-protein-induced-neurodegeneration-in-mice
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Yaowaporn Sangsen, Thongchai Sooksawate, Kittisak Likhitwitayawuid, Boonchoo Sritularak, Ruedeekorn Wiwattanapatapee
The polyphenol compound, oxyresveratrol (OXY) possesses potent antioxidant and neuroprotective properties of potential utility in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. However, the low oral bioavailability limits its neuroprotective effect and clinical application. The neuroprotective effect of orally administered OXY-loaded self-microemulsifying drug delivery system (OXY-SMEDDS) was compared with free OXY in vivo. Mice were orally administered either free OXY or OXY-SMEDDS once daily at a dose of 90, 180, or 360 mg/kg for 14 d...
January 4, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299922/stabilization-of-human-tyrosine-hydroxylase-in-maltodextrin-nanoparticles-for-delivery-to-neuronal-cells-and-tissue
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Maria Teresa Bezem, Fredrik Gullaksen Johannessen, Kunwar Jung-Kc, Edvin Tang Gundersen, Ana Jorge-Finnigan, Ming Ying, Didier Betbeder, Lars Herfindal, Aurora Martinez
Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is a therapeutic approach envisioned decades ago for the correction of genetic disorders, but it is only after improvements in recombinant protein expression and purification that the applicability of this approach has increased. Customarily, ERT has been less successful for the correction of disorders with neurological manifestations. In this work we have tested the functionality of nanoparticles (NP) composed of maltodextrin with a lipid core to bind and stabilize tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), which is a complex and unstable brain enzyme that catalyzes the rate limiting step in the synthesis of dopamine and other catecholamine neurotransmitters...
January 4, 2018: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298353/antibacterial-activity-of-antipsychotic-agents-their-association-with-lipid-nanocapsules-and-its-impact-on-the-properties-of-the-nanocarriers-and-on-antibacterial-activity
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Hassan Nehme, Patrick Saulnier, Alyaa A Ramadan, Viviane Cassisa, Catherine Guillet, Matthieu Eveillard, Anita Umerska
Bacterial antibiotic resistance is an emerging public health problem worldwide; therefore, new therapeutic strategies are needed. Many studies have described antipsychotic compounds that present antibacterial activity. Hence, the aims of this study were to evaluate the in vitro antibacterial activity of antipsychotics belonging to different chemical families, to assess the influence of their association with lipid nanocapsules (LNCs) on their antimicrobial activity as well as drug release and to study the uptake of LNCs by bacterial cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291164/nanotheranostics-emerging-strategies-for-early-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-brain-cancer
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REVIEW
Sonali, Matte Kasi Viswanadh, Rahul Pratap Singh, Poornima Agrawal, Abhishesh Kumar Mehata, Datta Maroti Pawde, Narendra, Roshan Sonkar, Madaswamy Sona Muthu
Nanotheranostics have demonstrated the development of advanced platforms that can diagnose brain cancer at early stages, initiate first-line therapy, monitor it, and if needed, rapidly start subsequent treatments. In brain nanotheranostics, therapeutic as well as diagnostic entities are loaded in a single nanoplatform, which can be further developed as a clinical formulation for targeting various modes of brain cancer. In the present review, we concerned about theranostic nanosystems established till now in the research field...
2018: Nanotheranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290792/therapeutic-effects-of-targeted-ppar%C3%A9-activation-on-inflamed-high-risk-plaques-assessed-by-serial-optical-imaging-in-vivo
#17
Jah Yeon Choi, Jiheun Ryu, Hyun Jung Kim, Joon Woo Song, Joo Hee Jeon, Dae-Hee Lee, Dong Joo Oh, Dae-Gab Gweon, Wang-Yuhl Oh, Hongki Yoo, Kyeongsoon Park, Jin Won Kim
Rationale: Atherosclerotic plaque is a chronic inflammatory disorder involving lipid accumulation within arterial walls. In particular, macrophages mediate plaque progression and rupture. While PPARγ agonist is known to have favorable pleiotropic effects on atherogenesis, its clinical application has been very limited due to undesirable systemic effects. We hypothesized that the specific delivery of a PPARγ agonist to inflamed plaques could reduce plaque burden and inflammation without systemic adverse effects...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283226/synthetic-cells-synthesize-therapeutic-proteins-inside-tumors
#18
Nitzan Krinsky, Maya Kaduri, Assaf Zinger, Janna Shainsky-Roitman, Mor Goldfeder, Itai Benhar, Dov Hershkovitz, Avi Schroeder
Synthetic cells, artificial cell-like particles, capable of autonomously synthesizing RNA and proteins based on a DNA template, are emerging platforms for studying cellular functions and for revealing the origins-of-life. Here, it is shown for the first time that artificial lipid-based vesicles, containing the molecular machinery necessary for transcription and translation, can be used to synthesize anticancer proteins inside tumors. The synthetic cells are engineered as stand-alone systems, sourcing nutrients from their biological microenvironment to trigger protein synthesis...
December 28, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282879/a-modularly-designable-vesicle-for-sequentially-multiple-loading
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Yiyang Zhang, Dandan Bao, Shuo Wang, Yuancheng Dong, Fen Wu, Haitao Li, Dongsheng Liu
The vesicle is one of the most intriguing platforms for drug delivery, which is believed to improve drug efficacy. In the past few decades, a great deal of materials have been explored to make vesicles, including lipids, block copolymers, dendrons, erythrocyte membranes, and even DNA. Other than shape and size control, most efforts are focused on achieving certain functions, for example, an abundance of stimuli-responsive features are introduced to vesicles, which can be applied to controllable release, such as pH, redox, light, radiation, enzyme etc...
December 28, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282313/exploring-the-rna-landscape-of-endothelial-exosomes
#20
Jennifer Perez-Boza, Michelle Lion, Ingrid Struman
Exosomes are small extracellular vesicles of around 100nm of diameter produced by most cell types. These vesicles carry nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and other biomolecules and function as carriers of biological information in processes of extracellular communication. The content of exosomes is regulated by the external and internal microenvironment of the parent cell, but the intrinsic mechanisms of loading of molecules into exosomes is still not completely elucidated. In this study, by the use of next generation sequencing we have characterized in depth the RNA composition of healthy endothelial cells and exosomes and provided an accurate profile of the different coding and non-coding RNA species found per compartment...
December 27, 2017: RNA
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